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Best Equestrian Sites Near Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA (11)

    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest

    1.

    Stokes State Forest

    24 Reviews
    125 Photos
    432 Saves
    Layton, New Jersey

    Nestled in the Appalachian Wilderness of New Jersey, Stokes State Forest attracts campers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts all over thanks to its many viewpoints and wild terrain. Spanning over 16,400 acres, visitors can expect exciting adventures crammed with tons of wilderness activities. Surprisingly, there’s a large range of amenities within the various campgrounds located throughout. In addition, there’s a host of unique geographic features to keep even the most dedicated busy for weeks.

    Speaking of geography, there’s no shortage of terrain diversity here. For example, Sunrise Mountain towers 1,653 feet over the undeveloped New Jersey farmland to the East, as well as virgin mountain ranges and forests to the West. Located along the legendary Appalachian Trail, this mountain peak is the most frequently visited site in Stokes State Forest. If you’re not one to hike up the side of a mountain for a view, Sunrise Mountain Rd. traverses all the way to the top for those traveling in a vehicle.

    Nestled below, the 500+ acre Tillman Ravine Natural Area is a green wonderland home to endangered species such as the Barred Owl. The ravine showcases world-class trails spanning throughout its terrain, complete with babbling brooks and overly-curious bears to dodge during your stay.

    Additionally, Stokes State Forest is home to the Lake Ashroe Recreation Area which has an area for Kayaking and Paddle Board rentals. Even though there is no boat ramp, nearby Lake Ocquittunk is perfect for small, electric motor boats. In contrast, those looking for swimming should head to Stony Lake, which features lifeguards on duty and a great recreation area for picnicking.

    Campgrounds are plentiful here, with four different areas to camp at depending on your needs. Shotwell to the East, and Steam Mills to the west both offer normal park amenities, and are perfect for tent campers, or people interested in camping in a lean-to. Just West of Shotwell, Haskin’s Group Camping Area consists of 9 group campsites perfect for groups of 10-65 depending on the campsite. Finally, Lake Ocquittunk has its own campground with reservable campsites, and cabins as well. Fees & permits vary here, so be sure to check the park website for more info.

    Regardless of your interests, if you love the outdoors in any form you’re going to enjoy your stay here. Stokes State Forest literally offers everything an enthusiast could ever dream of doing. From its babbling creeks and forested ravines, to the breathtaking mountain peaks, this is an Appalachian camping experience you don’t want to miss out on.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $7 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ocquittunk
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocquittunk
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocquittunk
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocquittunk
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocquittunk
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocquittunk

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    Ocquittunk

    7 Reviews
    13 Photos
    59 Saves
    Layton, New Jersey
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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Keen Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Keen Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Keen Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Keen Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Keen Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Keen Lake Resort Campground

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    Keen Lake Resort Campground

    28 Reviews
    66 Photos
    151 Saves
    Prompton, Pennsylvania

    Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort is a privately owned 90-acre spring fed mountain lake, located in the scenic northern Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania just off Route 6.

    Our campgound offers a variety of accommodations available for you and your family ranging from Seasonal Camping, RV Camping, Popup Camping, Tent Camping, and Seasonal Cottage Rentals.

    Our serene natural setting provides fresh, clean country air, a variety of amenities to fit your needs while on your vacation, a complete activities program for the young and young at heart, excellent fishing (large mouth bass, perch, walleye, crappies and more) and the opportunity to relax with your family and friends - to read, to boat, to swim, to walk, to think, to play, and mostly to create precious memories with those you best love.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area

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    Spruce Run Recreation Area

    15 Reviews
    64 Photos
    137 Saves
    Bethlehem, New Jersey

    Welcome to Spruce Run Recreation Area, nestled near Clinton, NJ. This campground is a gem for those looking to escape into nature from April 1 to October 31. With a rating of 4.2 stars, it's clear that many campers have enjoyed their stay here.

    Spruce Run offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and glamping accommodations, so there's something for everyone. The campground is big rig friendly and provides electric hookups, making it convenient for RV travelers. One of the standout features is the availability of showers and toilets, ensuring a comfortable stay even if you're not a hardcore camper. Plus, there's a sanitary dump station for RVs.

    The campground is known for its scenic beauty, especially the water views. Many sites are right by the reservoir, offering stunning sunsets and a peaceful atmosphere. You can even launch your kayak directly from the shore. If you're into wildlife, keep an eye out for deer and various birds that frequent the area.

    For those who enjoy a bit of rustic charm, the shelters and cabins come equipped with bunk beds and wood stoves. It's a great way to experience the outdoors without completely roughing it. Just remember to bring a sheet to cover the windows for some privacy.

    While the park used to be a popular swimming spot, the lake is currently closed for swimming due to algae blooms. However, there's still plenty to do. You can explore the nearby hiking trails or take a short drive to Ken Lockwood Gorge for some beautiful scenery and fly fishing.

    Overall, Spruce Run Recreation Area offers a blend of natural beauty and practical amenities, making it a great spot for a relaxing getaway. Just be prepared for some rustic elements and bring your own shade if you're staying at one of the more open sites. Enjoy your stay!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Mohican Outdoor Center — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Mohican Outdoor Center — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Mohican Outdoor Center — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Mohican Outdoor Center — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Mohican Outdoor Center — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Mohican Outdoor Center — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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    Camp Mohican Outdoor Center — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

    3 Reviews
    9 Photos
    101 Saves
    Unity House, Pennsylvania

    A short hike from the Appalachian Trail, AMC’s Mohican Outdoor Center is located on a beautiful glacial lake in the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Only a 90-minute drive from New York City, Mohican is a great base for exploring on your own, with your family and friends, or with a larger group.

    Mohican Outdoor Center offers a selection of ADA accessible lodging options. Campsites are not accessible.

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    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table

    $5 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mountainview Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountainview Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountainview Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Mountainview Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountainview Campground

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    Mountainview Campground

    16 Reviews
    58 Photos
    208 Saves
    Bloomsbury, New Jersey

    Welcome to Mountainview Campground, nestled near Little York, NJ. This spot is perfect for those looking to unwind and soak in some peace and quiet. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations, so there's something for everyone.

    One of the standout features here is the cleanliness. Visitors consistently rave about the spotless bathrooms and showers. It's not every day you find a campground where the facilities are this well-maintained. Plus, the sites are spacious and thoughtfully laid out, whether you're in an RV or pitching a tent.

    If you're into stargazing, you're in luck. The primitive sites offer a fantastic view of the night sky, free from the usual light pollution. And for those who enjoy a good campfire, the firewood sold on-site is dry and burns cleanly—no smoky mess to deal with.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. The campground also has a market for any essentials you might need, and the staff are known for being friendly and helpful. They even assist with backing in your camper if you need a hand.

    Families will appreciate the playground and open fields for kids to run around. And don't be surprised if you spot some cute sheep and goats wandering about—they add a charming touch to the place.

    Overall, Mountainview Campground is a great spot to relax, enjoy nature, and maybe even make some new friends. Whether you're here for a weekend or a longer stay, you'll find it a welcoming and comfortable place to camp.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      Lower Lake Campground Hemlock Hill Equestrian Area — Promised Land State Park

      1 Review
      Greentown, Pennsylvania

      On the western edge of Lower Lake, this modern campground includes Beechwood, Northwoods, Rhododendron, and Hemlock Hills areas. There is a dump station at the entrance of Lower Lake Campground.

      Hemlock Hill Equestrian Campground has six individual sites and is open early May through mid-October.

      The campground area includes:

      Vault toilet Water for horses Manure pit Adjacent to miles of equestrian trails in Delaware State Forest Each campsite has a:

      Picnic table Fire ring Lantern post Stall that accommodates either three or four horses Modern restrooms with hot showers and dump station are nearby.

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      • Reservable
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Equestrian
      • Picnic Table
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      Camp Starry Night at Gulyan Farms

      1 Review
      23 Photos
      21 Saves
      Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania

      A beautiful getaway that offers a plethora of activities. At Gulyan Farms you can stay the weekend in the cabin, have your wedding or party in the barn, and watch the animals graze the hills. All a mere hour outside of Manhattan. categories

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • Tents
      • Group

      $125 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Lackawanna State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lackawanna State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lackawanna State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lackawanna State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lackawanna State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lackawanna State Park Campground

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      Lackawanna State Park Campground

      16 Reviews
      37 Photos
      79 Saves
      Fleetville, Pennsylvania

      Lackawanna State Park Campground, nestled near Dalton, PA, is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature. This place has a bit of everything: wooded campsites, a beautiful lake, and plenty of activities to keep you busy. Whether you're into tent camping, RVing, or trying out a yurt for the first time, this campground has got you covered.

      One of the standout features here is the lake. It's perfect for boating and fishing, and there's a huge lakefront area where you can kick back and enjoy the view. Some folks have mentioned that the hiking trails are a real treat, especially the one that runs right along the lake. If you're into photography, bring your camera—there are some stunning shots to be had, especially in the spring.

      The campground itself is pretty accommodating. Sites are generally well-spaced and wooded, offering a decent amount of privacy. However, a few campers noted that some sites are a bit close together, so you might want to scout out your spot if that's a concern. Electric hookups are available in most loops, and there are showers and toilets to keep you comfortable. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

      For those who like a bit of convenience, the campground is not far from Scranton, making it easy to pop into town if you need supplies or just want to explore a bit. The bathhouses are clean and adequate, and there's even a sanitary dump for RVs.

      Overall, Lackawanna State Park Campground offers a solid mix of natural beauty and practical amenities. It's a great spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, whether you're a seasoned camper or just getting started.

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      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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        Sassafras Hill Camping Area

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        2 Saves
        Thornhurst, Pennsylvania

        For permit details, please visit: https://maps.dcnr.pa.gov/bof/camping/availability/index.aspx?district=11&campsite=Sassafras%20Hill%20Camping%20Area Site is behind locked gate. Lock combination will be assigned upon reservation. Please keep gate closed and locked at all times. Large site; good for groups. Minimal shade but expansive view of night sky. Can be difficult to access in winter. Continue past log landing to barricade and signed site. SITE CLOSED FROM 11/21/20 to 04/01/21

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      According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is Stokes State Forest with a 4.4-star rating from 24 reviews.

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